| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
When developer Michael Beatty comes home from a hard day of reshaping the city's skyline, first with Harbor East and now with its neighbor, Harbor Point, he relaxes by cooking.
"I love seeing projects through, but they take so long to get done,"...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical.
On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out.
"My cellphone rang and it was the casting...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Sometimes, it takes only a single element to elevate a new bar from "perfectly fine but forgettable" to something exciting and memorable.
On a recent Saturday night at Tavern on the Hill, the new restaurant and bar that replaced Howard's of Mount Vernon...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Harry Blumenthal, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who became an engineer and an ardent opera fan, died Aug. 12 of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 89.
The son of shopkeepers, Harry Blumenthal was born in Limburg, Germany, and was...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Watching the debut this week of Al Jazeera America, I couldn't help but remember reviewing the first week of Erin Burnett's show on CNN in October 2011.
I say this not to rip Burnett again, but because her attitude toward the Occupy Wall Street...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When utility crews dug up the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South High Street a couple of years ago, Gia Blatterman stood nearby and tried to picture Little Italy in 50 years.
Would the low-slung rowhomes and Italian restaurants have given way to...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Long before he became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, before he reached millionaire status and before he began to hobnob with the likes of Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, Kevin Liles was a kid growing up in a West Baltimore...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:00 AM
One year ago, when one hour of sleep a night was all Mark Mayr could manage in his grief, he set a goal: "I've got to make it through a year."
Eventually, sleep returned. But last week, as the first anniversary of his daughter Rose Mayr's death in a...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Not long ago, I wrote about a law in China, home of the one-child limit, requiring the kids to attend to the financial and emotional needs of their parents.
The law was put in place in part to restore China's traditional veneration of ancestors —...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Hey, wanna buy a Cronut?
We're talking a real Cronut here, the original cream-filled, glazed cross between a croissant and doughnut that you can buy at only one place in the world: the Dominique Ansel Bakery, a French pastry shop in New York City's SoHo...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:06 AM
There's a drawer in my house that's full of things my wife and I just can't bring ourselves to part with. It's not so much that they're valuable or useful. They're actually neither.
And it's not like they're suddenly going to be in demand in the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:46 AM
With two locations in the Baltimore area on either side of the harbor, Langermann's is known for its upscale casual Southern cuisine and brunch options. So it may come as a surprise that their craft cocktail menu boasts a healthy selection of...